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Description:This 1910 photograph depicted a portable emergency hypochlorite plant that was the property of the Minnesota State Board of Health, Division of Sanitation. The photo presented a general view of the original plant, and was one of a series of instructional photos used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train public health workers.
The focus of the images, and the training effort was to promote sound practices involved in protecting potable water supplies from bacterial contamination. The descriptive information accompanying this image referred to a governmental publication outlining the operating instructions for this device. The specific citation was: “Whittaker, H.A.; Hypochlorite treatment of water supplies; portable plant and field equipment for its administration Public health reports, 30:608-18, 1915.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
Creation Date:1909
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Links:Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Water-Related Diseases
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.